Primary Frequency Response Requirements Document Consultation

Market National Electricity Market
StageFinal Report
ConvenorAEMO NEM
Accepting submissions?No

AEMO welcomes your input into the consultation on the Interim Primary Frequency Response Requirements Document.  This consultation is being conducted under clauses 11.112.2(b) of the National Electricity Rules (NER). 

The consultation process

The consultation process is outlined below.  Dates are indicative only and subject to change. 

Process stage
Indicative date
Expressions of interest from Consulted persons for telephone meetings
Between 1-8 April 2020
Closing date for submissions in response to this Notice
8 May 2020
Publication of Final Report and Determination
31 May 2020

Invitation to make submissions

AEMO invites written submissions on the matter under consultation, including any alternative or additional proposals you consider may better meet the objectives of this consultation and the national electricity objective in section 7 of the National Electricity Law.  

Please identify any parts of your submission that you wish to remain confidential, and explain why.  AEMO may still publish that information if it does not consider it to be confidential, but will consult with you before doing so. 

Please note that material identified as confidential may be given less weight in the decision-making process than material that is published.


>AEMO proposes to hold telephone meetings with small groups of Consulted Persons.  The composition of each group will be determined by reference to the impact on Consulted Persons and the type of technology they propose to apply in the provision of primary frequency response.

AEMO seeks expressions of interest from Consulted Persons who wish to participate in telephone meetings to discuss the content of the draft Interim Primary Frequency Response Requirements.  Expressions should be provided prior to 8 April 2020 via

Meetings will be held from 8 April to 22 April.  Those who have expressed an interest will be contacted individually with the details of the timing of each available meeting.

AEMO will publish details of matters discussed at each meeting.

Closing date and time

Submissions in response to this Notice of Consultation should be sent by email to, to reach AEMO by 5.00pm (Melbourne time) on 8 May 2020.

All submissions must be forwarded in electronic format (both pdf and Word).  Please send any queries about this consultation to the same email address. 

Submissions received after the closing date and time will not be valid, and AEMO is not obliged to consider them.  Any late submissions should explain the reason for lateness and the detriment to you if AEMO does not consider your submission.

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